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MIN DEPTH: 6 metres
MAX DEPTH: 36 metres
LOCATION: Spread throughout the lake
  • Launchpads for further exploration!

  • Protruding metal
  • Snagging risk
  • Entanglement
  • Depth

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Attraction Information

From open water to technical training, Vobster is geared towards your needs...

Our platforms are solid and stable platforms to run diver training programmes...

Whatever level of training you're conducting, there's a suitable platform...

There are plenty of suitable spots suitable for practicing those essential dive skills...
Whether you're a visiting dive school or just want to practise some skills, you'll find a generous selection of training platforms dotted around the lake.

Available to all divers, these raised training platforms provide fixed areas in which to teach and practice dive skills at a variety of recognised depths. As all platforms are raised up off the quarry floor, the risk of reduced visibility is minimised.

For entry level training purposes, we provide a number of training platforms placed at six metres with additional platforms at nine and twelve metres. For more advanced training, deeper training platforms have been placed at depths ranging from 20 metres to 36 metres.

All platforms are constructed from steel scaffolding poles with thick wooden planks forming a solid base. To aid the containment of training activities to the confines of the platforms, many of our platforms have raised hand rails on two of their four sides.

Our training platforms are ideally placed for giving your courses 'added interest' too. Once you've completed your skills training, you can take your students off on a short guided tour of a number of major attractions, all of which are located within a very short distance of the platforms.

Please be considerate when using training platforms. Vobster Quay is very popular with visiting dive schools, many of whom bring along trainee divers with little or no experience. If you encounter a group running through skills on a platform, please be considerate and mindful of trainees - we all had to start somewhere!

Also we ask that whilst the platforms are there for everyone to use, please don't hog them - if a group of inexperienced trainees descends onto your platform, please consider moving elsewhere if you're able to. There are plenty of suitable areas throughout the lake that lend themselves well to practising skills.
SAFETY FIRST: Due to depth and very poor visibility, only very experienced divers equipped with an alternative air source should visit the 36 metre platform. Trust us - it's very dark, very cold and there's nothing to see down there!

04-12-2017   09:30



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Are you ready for Vobster Santas? We'll be throwing open the gates at 8:00am sharp tomorrow morning for a rush of Santas to converge on Vobster Quay for a festive dip in aid of charity.

Before the fun starts, though, we've got one more festive prize to 'reveal' to you -... [more]

POSTED: 16th December 2017

Vobster Quay is looking for Divemasters for paid work in 2018.

Andrea has just completed the new accelerated divemaster training programme at Vobster Quay, consisting of a four day development course, before moving on to course assists in the New Year. Congratulations are due for her effort this week!

If you would like to take the first step on the professional diver... [more]

POSTED: 16th December 2017


Coming to Vobster Santas 2017 this Sunday. We've got another great reason to make sure that you're registered and through the gates nice 'n' early thanks to the good folks at Otter Watersports Drysuits.

Otter have very kindly donated twenty toasty warm woollen beanie hats which we'll be giving away... [more]

POSTED: 15th December 2017

The next time your favourite wreck or carefully laid plan is blown out, remember the magical world of mud. Mud and fine sediment are there because it's a sheltered environment, which means it's also a possible bad weather weather alternative. No excuses for not diving, learning and discovering something you haven't seen before! Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 15th December 2017


We've got another superb raffle prize to share with you today courtesy of the good folk at Suunto Diving UK.

Worth £59, the new Suunto SK8 compass is a favourite amongst recreational and technical divers alike. The latest edition of Suunto’s leading dive compass delivers even better underwater performance with... [more]

POSTED: 15th December 2017


Looking forward to Vobster Santas this coming Sunday? We're hard at work making final preparations for the big day and hopefully you are too - don't forget to cut a hole in your Santa suit for your drysuit dump valve and a bit of bungee to keep your Santa hat... [more]

POSTED: 14th December 2017

Vobster Santas Temp and Viz update: The forecast is for sun and clouds, with light SW winds. Underwater, we have a temp of 9 degrees at the surface and 20m viz in places. More importantly, we have around 140 divers forecast to attend - if we can get a few more, we might even be able to top the record of 188 to celebrate 10 years of Santa diving at Vobster Quay. Please remember to collect heaps of sponsorship money for the RNLI and Air Ambulance - the reason for Santa diving is fundraising to save lives. Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 14th December 2017

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